I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
I didn’t know it at the time, but this is why I stuck around. To feel the warmth of the setting sun bathe my skin. To drive home from dinner with a great friend with the windows down, a stomach full of spinach dip, and a heart full of love. Not to know where the [...]
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
Today in group we discussed whether or not we thought "fat" was a bad word, and boy were there some different opinions on the matter. First of all, I think it's undeniable that as a culture we have demonized the word fat. I also think our relationship with it is entirely confused (and I personally can't [...]
helps me hear my own thoughts. I'm more confident with graphite, ink, or keys than I am with speech. I can express what I'm too afraid to say. You can't hear my voice shake in text on a screen. No one can interrupt me when I type. No one speaks over me. I don't have [...]
One roadblock I seem to keep hitting in recovery is when other people talk about what they eat. I've learned about selective attention and other psychological phenomena in my studies but its funny to feel it in action where it almost seems like when someone says something that threatens my eating disorder, they're saying it in [...]
I've been reflecting on the stages of recovery and realizing that no matter where you may be in your journey, it is always valid. No part of working on yourself or attempting to move forward from your pain invalidates anything you went through to get here. No part of giving up the negative coping mechanisms [...]